Manchester United legend Andy Cole believes the club should end their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane in favour of going after Sergio Aguero.
After netting 26 goals last season, the Argentine has played a pivotal part in Manchester cities recent triumphs but with little speculation of unsettlement, this suggestion will come as a surprise to most.
On the other hand, there has been heavy speculation surrounding the future of PFA player of the year Kane. The 21-year-old has been linked with a £40million move to Old Trafford this summer after an impressive 21 goals last season.
Though Kane is the talking point of last season, Cole, who scored 121 goals for United, believes Aguero would be a much more viable option.
“Luis Suarez went for around £60m last summer, so I’d be putting another £20m on top [of the reported Kane fee] and try to find a top, top striker,” Cole told Sports Mole.
“What I’d do, I’d be cheeky and bid £60m for Sergio Aguero, just like Manchester City did with Wayne Rooney a few years ago.
“[Kane]’s had one season and being brutally honest, he did very well. When your luck is in, it’s in. Whether it’s paper talk or not, £40m is a hell of a lot money for where Manchester United need to try to get. They need to do well in the Premier League and in Europe.
“At that money, you would be gambling. It could be all paper talk, but £40m is a hell of a lot of money.”
Even entertaining the idea of signing Aguero is ludicrous but given how difficult it would be to sign Kane from Tottenham thanks to Daniel Levy, it wouldn’t be any different from that pursuit.
Cole is right in that if United are going to spend that amount of money on a striker then they should add a bit more and go for the upper echelon of world strikers, but there is surely very little chance of City letting their best player join United.